A source reporting to trade mag UK Daily Mail stated 32 ISIS fighters were killed during a battle which lasted just over four hours.
The remaining forces fled despite multiple injuries-including gunshot wounds. The unit they shouldn’t have messed with was the United Kingdom’s very own Special Air Service (SAS). After the battle the troops walked five miles towards camp where a Kurdish fighter met them and brought them back to their base.
The RAF is continuing to support Iraqi forces in their effort to liberate western Mosul per a statement from the Ministry of Defence.
- Troops were ambushed and trapped in a river bed when ammunition ran out
- They chose to fight to the death and kill enemy forces in the process
- They used their wit, brute strength, and weapons as clubs to defeat ISIS
- A source counted 32 dead militants before the reminder retreated
‘While the operating environment in the city is very challenging, particularly given the closely-packed buildings, very narrow streets, and the density of the urban population, our aircrew have continued to deliver precision strikes in close support of Iraqi troops on the ground.
‘Daesh’s current tactics, including the illegal use of civilians as human shields, and fighting from sites such as schools, hospitals, religious sites and civilian neighbourhoods, increases the risk to innocent life.
‘While no military operations come without risk, particularly in dense urban environments and against such inhuman Daesh tactics, the RAF continues to take all steps necessary to minimise civilian casualties.’
This pictures claims to show British SAS ground troops supporting the war on ISIS. It is claimed that SAS troops killed multiple militants yesterday near Mosul, Iraq
One Special Air Service (SAS) soldier is reported to have drowned an ISIS fighter in a puddle as they had fewer than 10 bullets left during a tense battle with the ISIS troops.
Per the Daily Star:
Another member of the elite force killed several militants with his bayonet while others clubbed terrorists with their weapons.
Sources told the Daily Star Sunday the SAS were convinced they were about to die after being encircled. But instead of surrendering they decided to “go out” fighting by killing as many terrorists as possible.
Over the next four hours the British troops were caught up in a fighting withdrawal across the Iraqi countryside.
By early evening, the British troops had killed at least 20 IS fighters but had almost used up their entire supply of ammunition.
One source said: “The SAS unit was trapped in a small river bed. They did a quick ammo check and realised they had less that 10 bullets left between them.
“They knew that if they were captured they would be tortured and decapitated.
“Rather than die on their knees, they went for a soldier’s death and charged the IS fighters who were moving along the river bed. They were screaming and swearing as they set about the terrorists.”
The source said that the SAS soldiers fixed bayonets, others drew their knives. They then shook hands and said their goodbyes before charging into the group of around 30 IS fighters.
He added: “They fired off their few remaining bullets and dropped several terrorists before setting about them with whatever weapons they had.
“They bayoneted, slashed and beat the IS fighters to death.
One soldier, a Warrant Officer in the SBS, drowned one of the terrorists in a small puddle forcing his face into the mud and holding him down until he stopped moving.
“He then picked up a stone and smashed it into the face of another gunman wrestling with one of his colleagues.
“Another killed three of the fighters by using his assault rifle as a club. Others were stabbing at the gunmen who wanted to capture the British troops alive.”
The source said the SAS fought like “crazed warriors”.
Their only plan was to kill as many of the terrorists as possible before they were killed.
He continued: “It was a classic case of Who Dares Wins. After five minutes of intense fighting around 12 IS fighters were dead or severely wounded.
“The remainder had fled in panic. Nearly all of the SAS troopers have been wounded with at least two sustaining gunshot wounds.”
The unit then walked five miles to a rendezvous position where they were met by Kurdish fighter who transported them back to an SAS base.
It is understood every member of the same unit returned to operations two days later apart from two soldiers who had suffered minor gunshot wounds.
‘They knew that if they were captured they would be tortured and decapitated.
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